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    Two Swings

    There's a really nice fella at my place who has two golf swings.
    1. A practice swing, which is a sort of 3/4 take a away and full blooded swish though.
    2. The shot swing, which is a 1/2 take a away and 1/4 half hearted follow though.

    Gets the ball into very tricky situations off the tee, but only due to the ball only travelling about 100 meters.

    A few years ago, the first time I played with him, I said to our other playing partner that if he hit the ball with his practice swing it would be better. He bloke turned to be and very sternly said, "Do not say this to him, I did once and he nearly ripped my head off. We've all know this but NEVER EVER say it"

    With his practice swing I'm sure he could get 200 meters. It's so sad to watch. But hey, he enjoys it. Rocks up to everything!!! AND....he can play to 28 no problem...usually, and and is great to have in a scramble for his H/C !!!!
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    Re: Two Swings

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyface View Post
    There's a really nice fella at my place who has two golf swings.
    1. A practice swing, which is a sort of 3/4 take a away and full blooded swish though.
    2. The shot swing, which is a 1/2 take a away and 1/4 half hearted follow though.

    Gets the ball into very tricky situations off the tee, but only due to the ball only travelling about 100 meters.

    A few years ago, the first time I played with him, I said to our other playing partner that if he hit the ball with his practice swing it would be better. He bloke turned to be and very sternly said, "Do not say this to him, I did once and he nearly ripped my head off. We've all know this but NEVER EVER say it"

    With his practice swing I'm sure he could get 200 meters. It's so sad to watch. But hey, he enjoys it. Rocks up to everything!!! AND....he can play to 28 no problem...usually, and and is great to have in a scramble for his H/C !!!!
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    Re: Two Swings

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyface View Post
    There's a really nice fella at my place who has two golf swings.
    1. A practice swing, which is a sort of 3/4 take a away and full blooded swish though.
    2. The shot swing, which is a 1/2 take a away and 1/4 half hearted follow though.

    Gets the ball into very tricky situations off the tee, but only due to the ball only travelling about 100 meters.

    A few years ago, the first time I played with him, I said to our other playing partner that if he hit the ball with his practice swing it would be better. He bloke turned to be and very sternly said, "Do not say this to him, I did once and he nearly ripped my head off. We've all know this but NEVER EVER say it"

    With his practice swing I'm sure he could get 200 meters. It's so sad to watch. But hey, he enjoys it. Rocks up to everything!!! AND....he can play to 28 no problem...usually, and and is great to have in a scramble for his H/C !!!!
    lol sounds like me... apart from the only hitting it 100 mts bit

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    Re: Two Swings

    I watched homers vid recently of the forum outing and there is a guy on it with a full practise swing then he goes to hot the ball and the club barely glasses hip height, I near fell off the seat laughing when I seen it.....come on, own up who is it 😂😂

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    Re: Two Swings

    Haha, that's mad. Most people would be the other way round - slower practise and faster on the actual shot.
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    Re: Two Swings

    I play with a chap who, whatever length of putt, uses a 6 inch stroke back and through as a practice.

    So he can be stood over a 30 foot uphill putt and will practice with a putting stroke of 6 inches back and 6 inches through.
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    Re: Two Swings

    We call a lad at our place "Spinny". His practice thing is a thing of beauty, his real swing is rather the opposite, he spins 90 degrees on his heels during his downswing. It really is something to behold
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    Re: Two Swings

    Quote Originally Posted by NorwichBanana View Post
    I play with a chap who, whatever length of putt, uses a 6 inch stroke back and through as a practice.

    So he can be stood over a 30 foot uphill putt and will practice with a putting stroke of 6 inches back and 6 inches through.
    With things like that I figure it's always more of a mental thing, like a pre-shot routine, rather than actually practising the stroke they have coming up.

    My practise swing is always just my exact swing, minus the actual ball obviously. I think I might be in the minority there though, I often seem to see people just doing a slow half-swing, or a kind of more relaxed version of the swing.
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    Re: Two Swings

    FiL has two swings. The first is slow, compact, fairly graceful. His actual swing is unbalanced, manic, random, faster than Rory. Needless to say golf is poor, his driving is particularly awful because of this. We have tried to slow him down to his practice swing but he wont have it. I gave up a long time ago.
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    Re: Two Swings

    I was chatting to teach pro friend of my mine recently. Said he had a chap come in wanting him to video all 14 of his golf swings - he said he has a different swing for each club.

    Although my friend did his best to try to explain an alternative way forward (perhaps one swing as opposed to 14) the customer was insistent. So, they filmed it.

    All 14 swings were exactly the same.
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